(U) The UHF Next Generation Satellite supports the DoD Space Architect's MILSATCOM Architecture goal of providing adequate communications capabilities to enable dominant maneuver and information superiority.
(U) The UHF Next Generation Satellite supports the DoD Space Architect's MILSATCOM Architecture goal of providing adequate communications capabilities to enable battlefield dominance and information superiority. The transition strategy from today's UHF system to the future is to sustain the current UHF capabilities in the UHF Follow-On (UFO) satellites through a transition period, nominally until 2010, and decide in the 2003 to 2005 timeframe on the preferred approach to provide netted mobile and hand-held voice paging, and Low Data Rate (LDR) broadcast services. Several alternatives are under consideration for this future capability include a geosynchronous UHF-cellular system, a MEO UHF-cellular, and a GEO UHF with a non-space complement such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a communications payload.
(U) To be supplied.
|Adv Wideband Satellite (AWS)||Advanced Wideband Satellite (AWS)|
|Airborne Integrated Terminal||Airborne Integrated Terminal (AIT)|
|Network Control Station (NCS)||Network Control Station (NCS)|
|UHF Follow-on (UFO)||Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Follow-on (UFO)|
|MILSATCOM||Military Sattelite Communications|
|UHF Satellite Systems||Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Systems|
|Major DoD Space Programs||Evolution of the Selected Space Programs|
|MILSATCOM||SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM|
|National Security Space Road Map||Integrated System Road Map|
|EMUT-Army Project Book|
|Global Broadcast Service (GBS)|
(U) Maj Steven Cliatt, SMC, Open Phone: (310) 336-4475.
(U) 29 September 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001